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Fatal Trauma by Richard L. Mabry, M.D. | Book Review & Giveaway


A gunman who has nothing to lose faces a doctor who could lose it all to prove his innocence.

When Dr. Mark Baker and Nurse Kelly Atkinson are held at the mercy of a dangerous gunman, the lives of every emergency room patient are at stake. At the end of the evening three men are dead. One of them is a police officer who couldn’t be saved despite Mark’s best efforts. The other two are members of the feared Zeta drug cartel.

Though the standoff is over, the killing is not, because when the drug cartel loses its members, revenge is not far behind. Facing an adversary whose desires are dark and efforts are ruthless, Mark finds himself under suspicion as a killer, yet still a potential victim. When he turns to his high school sweetheart, attorney Gwen Woodruff, for help, Kelly helplessly looks on, as she hides her own feelings for the good doctor.

At the height of the conflict, three questions remain: Who is the shooter? Who will the next victim be? And can Mark prove his innocence before the gun turns on him?

I enjoy a book with a great hook and no loose ends and that’s just what Richard L. Mabry delivers with his new book Fatal Trauma.

My Thoughts

I enjoy a book with a good hook and no loose ends, which is exactly what Dr. Richard Mabry delivers with his new novel – Fatal Trauma. For Dr. Mark Baker and Nurse Kelly Atkinson, one life or death situation turns into many after two members of the Zeta drug cartel die in their ER.  To make matters worse, the police force blames Mark for the shooting of an officer during the skirmish. Now Mark and Kelly must keep looking over their shoulders, not knowing if they can trust those sworn to protect them, as well as for the Zeta hitman. Faith, trust, and survival dominate this suspense-filled work!

You never get a second chance to make a first impression – or so the saying goes. Fortunately for Richard Mabry, my first impression of his writing was very good. I mentioned before that the book starts with a great hook–a hostage situation is always an effective attention grabber. From there the story expands as multiple players are drawn into the drug cartel’s plot for revenge. Mabry did an amazing job of making my mind chase rabbits. I didn’t know who the killer, and who the mastermind behind the hits was until the author revealed them at the end… Didn’t see that coming.

Of course, there is a sprinkling of love between Mark and Kelly, but the title does not rest on romance. Instead, it settles nicely on Mark’s identity crisis following the shootings. Staring down the barrel of a gun has a special way of making you reevaluate your life. In a little over a week (Saturday through the following Monday), Mark contemplates his relationships, career, faith, and future–assuming he lives!

Fatal Trauma was a very good – 4/5 star book.

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I received this book free as a member of the Litfuse blogger program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

About the Author

A retired physician, Dr. Richard Mabry is the author of seven critically acclaimed novels of medical suspense. His previous works have been finalists for the Carol Award and Romantic Times Reader’s Choice Award, and have won the Selah Award. He is a past Vice-President of American Christian Fiction Writers and a member of the International Thriller Writers. He and his wife live in North Texas.

Find Richard online: website, Twitter, Facebook

Richard is celebrating the release of Fatal Trauma by giving away The Perfect Prescription Prize Pack!

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One grand prize winner will receive:

Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on June 20th. The winner will be announced June 22nd on Richard’s blog.

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One thought on “Fatal Trauma by Richard L. Mabry, M.D. | Book Review & Giveaway

  1. Thanks for the nice words about Fatal Trauma. Glad you enjoyed it, and hope you’ll like my other medical thrillers as well.


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